Meet MG: A SWH Success Story

MG Lost 40 lbs in 12 weeks at SWH.  Read on and Learn How He did it !

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I’m a business owner, I work nights, I’ve got 2 children, I’m married and I coach youth sports so I have a lot of things on my plate.

 HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US?

One of my friends had mentioned that one of my neighbors had come see Stephanie at Solaris Whole Health.  I also saw another client at a football game that I had known in the past, not very well, but I knew that he was large and I was stunned at how much weight he had lost and he had looked like a completely different person so it got me interested in coming to see Stephanie.

WHAT WERE YOUR MAIN CONCERNS?

I was feeling miserable, I was overweight, I wasn’t happy with myself and I came as a broken man.  I was fatigued, sluggish and I knew my digestive track was a mess.  I was looking for pain relief and overall health benefits.

WHEN DID YOU START TO SEE RESULTS?

Jan 3rd  I started, so it’s been 2 and a half, almost 3 months since I started the program.  I first saw results within 10 days, about a week into it and I believe I lost 9lbs.

WAS IT EASY? 

The first few days I was a little irritable, short tempered, but that subsided quickly.  Within the week (symptoms subsided) and I started seeing results quickly – and to be honest it was a minor irritability.  I was stunned at how easy this was, I tried to stay true to myself and disciplined and do what Stephanie told me to do and she was right, I came into it saying I was going to trust her and it worked out.

WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE PROGRAM? 

I have to eat a lot of food and it’s a challenge to eat 2100 calories a day and to drink all the water you need to drink.  But I understand the benefits of it – the goals Stephanie set – and I understand why I needed to do things, so that makes it easier.  It’s been a great education the past 2 and half months.  I eat a lot more than I used to.

WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT THE PROGRAM? 

It was easier than I thought it was going to be.  A month before I started I went to my doctor who is great, however the results of my physical were terrible.  I really didn’t think I’d ever fix it.  And I’m kicking myself now, it’s such a cliché, but I’m kicking myself for not going to SWH sooner.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL TIPS FOR OTHERS?

I had a couple of songs on the radio that I drew inspiration from, they reminded me of trying to better myself.  That kind of gave me inspiration and Stephanie gives you a log book which I think is pretty important. Sometimes I stray from it now but it really helped me identify where my deficiencies were and that gave me structure.  I do pretty well in structured situations like this and it’s a lot easier.  The way Stephanie handles it really helps.

ANY FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE OR THOUGHTS?

I’ve done other weight loss programs before and I’ve always struggled to get to that goal.  Right after that, I kind of just gave up, but this is like a whole encompassing lifestyle reevaluation.  I feel like I have better insight and background of what makes me tick and my unique lifestyle needs to make quality choices and understand the cause and effect of the foods that I am putting in my body.  For the first time I feel like I’m in control and that over time, I have made peace with my health.  There’s no pressure to think about the weight goal, because after working with Stephanie, I know why I am doing what I am doing and how to adjust my food for my body’s needs.  So I know that I have my road map to being healthy, and that’s reassuring.  That would be the best way to describe it.

Congratulations, MG!

DEC 2010

FEB 2011

Scale Weight

246

206

Hbaic

6.2

5.9

Fasting glucose

99

84

Cholesterol

344

205

LDL

249

146

HDL

37

41

Triglycerides

290

91

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